A gift for you.

This blog was originally posted on our Kickstarter campaign.

Dear Villagers,

When we started this campaign to transform blight into beauty, we thought long and hard about how to share the excitement of Avalon Village with you, our backers. Words sometimes don’t do justice to that deep feeling of empowerment that so many people experience when they visit the village and sit with Mama Shu on her porch. So we decided to give you a glimpse into the heart of the village and its mission through the language of music – from a local-community conscious hip-hop artist.

Here we present exclusively to you – our Kickstarter backers – the never-before-seen Avalon Village hip hop anthem: AVALON (From Blight to Beauty) by Supa Emcee featuring Alexis Allon! Click on the image below to watch it:



We’re so grateful to each and every one of you for your part in making this village a reality. The construction site is buzzing with workers and volunteers, and we’re making real progress towards Phase 1 completion. None of this would have been possible without you. Thank you.

In abundant peace and love,


Communications Director

The Avalon Village

PS – Did you see Mama Shu on the front page of today’s Detroit News?

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